On Tuesday, September 14, Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, will reach opposition, rising at sunset and staying in the sky all night. Although stargazers will need a telescope to see Neptune, they can see Jupiter and Saturn, which reached opposition in August, with the naked eye.
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Wuhan and US scientists were planning to release enhanced airborne coronavirus particles into Chinese bat populations to inoculate them against diseases that could jump to humans, leaked grant proposals dating from 2018 show.
The Red Planet was doomed from the start, a new study finds
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- Popular Mechanics
Using a "laser pincer," scientists can generate their own antimatter, simulations show.
Credit Mexican engineering and entrepreneurship for developments that led to the in color television, oral contraception and finding a way to help mend the ozone layer. Why it matters: The contributions helped modernize how we could see the world; improve women's health and expand women's roles beyond the home; and identify dangerous emissions and how to reduce them.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: In 1940, a 23-year-old Guillermo González Camar
Theropods and Triceratops and hadrosaurs, oh my! Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is making significant additions to its dinosaur holdings, thanks to a summer expedition to Montana’s Hell Creek Formation. Four distinct dinosaurs were dug up, and all of the fossils will be brought back to the Burke Museum on the University of Washington’s campus, where the public can watch paleontologists remove the surrounding rock in the museum’s fossil prep lab. This year’s finds follow up
The uniforms had social media drawing comparisons to 'Star Trek' and 'Battlestar Galactica.'
- USA TODAY
Elon Musk took a jab at President Joe Biden the day after his spacecraft SpaceX, completed a historic mission as the first all-civilian flight crew.
Here is a quick, scientific breakdown of why we perceive the Sun to be yellow here on Earth even though it's actually white in color. The post What You Thought You Knew About the Sun’s Color Is a Lie appeared first on Nerdist.
- Washington Examiner
The new Space Force uniforms are some of the most bizarre ensembles under the sun, according to some Twitter users.
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new species of "shark tooth" dinosaur that had eight-inch-long teeth and jaws made for chomping. The post Newly Discovered ‘Shark Tooth’ Dino Was a Fearsome Feaster appeared first on Nerdist.
- Business Insider
UN chief tears into Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson for 'joyriding to space while millions go hungry on Earth'
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson's space trips created a worldwide "malady of mistrust."
NASA is splitting its human spaceflight department into two separate bodies - one centered on big, future-oriented missions to the moon and Mars, the other on the International Space Station and other operations closer to Earth. The reorganization, announced by NASA chief Bill Nelson on Tuesday, reflects an evolving relationship between private companies, such as SpaceX, that have increasingly commercialized rocket travel and the federal agency that had exercised a U.S. monopoly over spaceflight for decades. Nelson said the shake-up was also spurred by a recent proliferation of flights and commercial investment in low-Earth orbit even as NASA steps up its development of deep-space aspirations.
- Business Insider
NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.
NASA expects to retire the International Space Station by the end of the decade. The agency is turning to private companies to build new alternatives.
Scientists have made an ultra-white paint that reflects 98.1% of the sunlight. And they think it might eliminate the need for air conditioning. The post The World’s Whitest Paint Might Eliminate Air Conditioning appeared first on Nerdist.
An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows "exciting potential" in early coronavirus trials.
- The New York Times
For half a billion years or so, our ancestors sprouted tails. As fish, they used their tails to swim through the Cambrian seas. Much later, when they evolved into primates, their tails helped them stay balanced as they raced from branch to branch through Eocene jungles. But then, roughly 25 million years ago, the tails disappeared. Charles Darwin first recognized this profound change in our ancient anatomy. But how and why it happened has remained a mystery. Sign up for The Morning newsletter fr
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is creating two new mission directorates to prepare the agency for the next 20 years of space exploration.
Image Provided by Pond Technologies As intensifying natural disasters and record-breaking heat waves push nations around the world to move more urgently toward a fossil fuel-free future, finding solutions that can be implemented quickly and make a huge impact have become the focus of many climate strategies. Ontario-based Pond Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: PNDHF) (TSXV: POND) offers a unique solution with its patented algae platform that can sequester about 2 tons of carbon for each ton of algae gr
- Yahoo News UK
The end-Permian mass extinction event - the worst in Earth’s history - saw toxic microbial blooms seething in rivers, delaying the recovery of animal life by millions of years, fossil evidence has revealed.